Legos on a Loop

April 15th, 2021 This is going to be a loaded post. I give you this warning ahead of time as a courtesy: if you’re having a nice day, just scrolling along, having funsies, I encourage you to continue on ahead unimpeded. Have a good one. If you’re still here: let’s do this. There is aContinue reading “Legos on a Loop”

Men Without Fear

April 12th, 2021 Since the beginning of superhero comic book storytelling, a recurring theme, explored over and over again, has been the hero’s apparent entitlement over what the rest of us recognize as vigilantism. Sure, in general, superheroes are here to protect and serve. But shouldn’t they be held to the same rules and lawsContinue reading “Men Without Fear”

Famous Last Blurbs

March 15th, 2021 This is going to be the last substantial post I make for a while, because this is the last post that’s going to make it in the book. It’s weird because some of you will read these words on a screen and some of you will read them on paper, and thisContinue reading “Famous Last Blurbs”

Multiversal Recalibration

February 26th, 2021 We have this thing where we think we’re the center until we can see the whole. A few months after my mom died, I got three plastic tubs full of stuff from the time I was born until the late 2000’s. She kept a lot of me and for that I’ll beContinue reading “Multiversal Recalibration”

Boldly, With Love

February 20th, 2021 There is something about a direct kind of love that is irreplaceable. Last winter, I bought this long-sleeve shirt. One of the first times I wore it was at a convention in Hastings, the very last one my mom came to. She looked at my shirt and told me how beautiful sheContinue reading “Boldly, With Love”

Solid State

January 29th, 2021 People love to say a person “passed before their time.” What few like to admit is that every person dies exactly when they were going to. Everybody gets the same amount: exactly one life. Time is a solid state. From the beginning of time to the end, you can pick it upContinue reading “Solid State”

You’re Going To Make It After All

January 18th, 2021 You would think that because we’re not prehistoric people fighting for our daily survival that we wouldn’t be so stressed out. But what humans did was change the definition of survival itself. It is no longer just having shelter and something to eat and not dying. It’s having a home that isn’tContinue reading “You’re Going To Make It After All”

Forgive & I’ll Live

January 10th, 2021 Somebody on the internet set me off tonight. Someone I love said, “You’re a writer. You should be better than the words that you’re saying right now.” She’s right. I can not, no matter how hard I try, ever understand people who live to set fire to the world, and who intentionallyContinue reading “Forgive & I’ll Live”


January 8th, 2021 I played cribbage with my dad today. I asked him how he was doing, and the sign he did with his hand was a gentle current, like this photo of a sound wave, representing that he was in a constant state of feeling up and down. Our universe is made of vibrations;Continue reading “WAVES”

Come On (Up or) Down

January 7th, 2021 I’m about to get that kind of honest where it’s hard to look a person in the eyes after. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, slide into this booth next to me and let’s talk. With everything that’s happened over the past year, and especially after losing myContinue reading “Come On (Up or) Down”